HARRISBURG - Ferndale Borough’s effort to rehabilitate Rigby Park is being boosted by a $170,000 grant it has been awarded through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Community Conservation Partnerships Program, according to state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Cambria/Somerset).
“In addition to being one more recreational resource in the community, Rigby Park will host the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Association’s 92nd-annual Firemen’s Jubilee this summer,” said Rigby. “I’m glad to see this happen and look forward to local residents enjoying themselves when the project is completed.”
Planned improvements include renovation of the pavilion, construction of pedestrian walkways, installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, ADA access and landscaping.
“The park also holds a special place in my family, as it is named after my father, Richard, who died last year,” Rigby added. “Dad served as Ferndale Recreation Director for 31 years and led efforts to build the walking trail along Ferndale Avenue, which is named in his honor.”
Questions about this or any state government issue should be directed to Rigby’s district office in Cresson at 814-886-1055.
Representative Jim Rigby
71st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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